African Cultural Studies Products

  • Structural Change in Africa

    Misperceptions, New Narratives and Development in the 21st Century, 1st Edition

    By Carlos Lopes, Auma George Kararach

    Debates on African development continue to downplay the achievement of the continent: economic achievements are diminished and the perception of a conflict prone continent continues. Many of the policy prescriptions externally imposed on African countries have done little to transform the continent…

    Hardback – 2019-06-20 
    Routledge
    The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series

  • Youth, Gender and the Capabilities Approach to Development

    Rethinking Opportunities and Agency from a Human Development Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Aurora Lopez-Fogues, Firdevs Melis Cin

    Youth, Gender and the Capabilities Approach to Development investigates to what extent young people have access to fair opportunities, the factors influencing their aspirations, and how able they are to pursue these aspirations and to carry out their life plans. The book positions itself in the…

    Paperback – 2019-05-14 
    Routledge

  • Teenage Pregnancy and Education in the Global South

    The Case of Mozambique, 1st Edition

    By Francesca Salvi

    Teenage pregnancy is seen as a problem by researchers and policy makers alike all over the world, but particularly so in the context of developing countries. Here, it is seen as an obstacle to personal and national development, exacerbating the gender gap in education, and placing an additional…

    Hardback – 2019-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge ISS Gender, Sexuality and Development Studies

  • The Light Inside

    Abakuá Society Arts and Cuban Cultural History, 1st Edition

    By David H. Brown

    Originally published in 2003, The Light Inside is a ground-breaking study of an Afro-Cuban secret society, its sacred arts, and their role in modern Cuban cultural history. Enslaved Africans and creoles developed the Abakuá Society, a system of men’s fraternal lodges, in urban Cuba beginnings in…

    Hardback – 2019-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Routledge Companion to Global Heritage Conservation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Vinayak Bharne, Trudi Sandmeier

    The act of identifying, protecting, restoring, and reusing buildings, districts, and built landscapes of historic and cultural significance is, at its best, a reflective and consequential process of urban and socio-economic reform. It has the potential to reconcile conflicting memories, meanings,…

    Hardback – 2019-02-27 
    Routledge

  • Knowledge Production, Area Studies and Global Cooperation

    1st Edition

    By Claudia Derichs

    Whereas Area Studies and cross-border cooperation research conventionally demarcates groups of people by geographical boundaries, individuals might in fact feel more connected by shared values and principles than by conventional spatial dimensions. Knowledge Production, Area Studies and Global…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Global Cooperation Series

  • South African Foreign Policy

    Identities, Intentions, and Directions, 1st Edition

    Edited by David R Black, David Hornsby

    This book considers the identity, direction, and intentions embodied in post-apartheid South African Foreign Policy.  It aims to deepen the understanding of this evolving post-apartheid foreign policy through an exploration of the nature and trajectory of key bilateral relationships from both the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-10
    Routledge

  • Language in Indenture

    A Sociolinguistic History of Bhojpuri-Hindi in South Africa, 1st Edition

    By Rajend Mesthrie

    Originally published in 1991. The transplantation of thousands of Indian workers to South Africa under indenture between 1860 and 1911 was a political act with far-reaching consequences for their linguistic traditions. In this book, the history of one of these Indic languages, Bhojpuri, and its…

    Hardback – 2018-10-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociolinguistics

  • South Africa's Struggle to Remember

    Contested Memories of Squatter Resistance in the Western Cape, 1st Edition

    By Kim Wale

    Transitional justice studies typically focuses on how nations remember, face and deal with histories of past violence. This book, however, shifts the frame from national discourses of transitional justice onto local memory actors who attempt to engage with these broader systems of…

    Paperback – 2018-09-18
    Routledge
    Europa Perspectives in Transitional Justice

  • Time Frames

    Conservation Policies for Twentieth-Century Architectural Heritage, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ugo Carughi, Massimo Visone

    Time Frames provides a reconnaissance on the conservation rules and current protection policies of more than 100 countries, with particular attention to the emerging nations and twentieth-century architecture. The contributions illustrate the critical issues related to architectural listings, with…

    Paperback – 2018-09-18
    Routledge

  • Gender, Peace and Security in Africa

    1st Edition

    Edited by Cheryl Hendricks, Romi Sigsworth

    There is often a moment in time that acts as a rallying point around a particular issue. 2015 was one of those moments for women, peace and security as numerous landmark anniversaries were celebrated in the field. Africa has, in many ways, been the global laboratory for the gender, peace and…

    Paperback – 2018-09-18
    Routledge

  • The Rise and Fall of Global Microcredit

    Development, debt and disillusion, 1st Edition

    Edited by Milford Bateman, Stephanie Blankenburg, Richard Kozul-Wright

    In the mid-1980s the international development community helped launch what was to quickly become one of the most popular poverty reduction and local economic development policies of all time. Microcredit, the system of disbursing tiny micro-loans to the poor to help them to establish their own…

    Paperback – 2018-09-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Development Studies

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